Hit me with some recommendations ...
Here are some parameters:
I know about Bay Cities (Santa Monica) and Sorrentos (Culver City). If either of these are your favorites, let me know, but I have heard of them.
I live in Culver City, work in Westwood and my kids go to school in Santa Monica, I prefer locations south of Wilshire, north of Jefferson and west of Sepulveda for the most part, though anything going east into Culver City proper and Westwood Village.
I like meatball subs with a lot of sauce and without cheese. I like it when they put the whole thing in the pizza over for a few minutes to toast the bread (without burning it).
But enough about what I like ... I'm open to suggestions.